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Mary Jane McNeil

Services for Mary Jane McNeil, 90, Sulphur, were held at 2:00 p.m., Monday, Nov. 21, at Crossway Baptist Church officiated by Rev. Bill Leveridge. Burial was at Oaklawn Cemetery under the direction of DeArman Funeral Home.

Born August 17, 1926 in Atoka, to George R. & Bessie Lee (Curry) Moffatt, she passed away Thursday Nov. 17 in Sulphur at the age of 90 years and three months Mary was married to Charles Ernest McNeil in Durant on March 30, 1944. He preceded her in death on May 3, 2004.

Mary grew up in Atoka, where she graduated from high school and attended college at OBU.

Mary took the role as a pastor’s wife for 15 years.

In 1963, Mary and Charles opened Star Hardware and Furniture Store in Sulphur.

In 1975, they moved to Ardmore and began a custom cabinet business, McNeil’s Cabinet Shop. Mary worked as secretary for Marietta Sportswear for nine years.

In 2003, Charles and Mary retired and moved back to Sulphur.

Mary worked occasionally helping her son at Rick’s Furniture.

Mary was a member of Crossway Baptist Church and the Modern Martha Sunday School Class.

In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents; a son, Charles Stephen McNeil and nine brothers and sisters.

She is survived by her sons and daughters-in-law, Rick Mc- Neil and Janene, Sulphur and Larry McNeil and Jan, Ardmore; six grandchildren and spouses, Alisha Walker and Emmett, Oklahoma City, Charlie Cooper and Robin, Davis, Jennifer Sanders and Bobby, Broken Arrow, Morgan Ray and Benton, Ardmore, Melissa Barker, Piedmont, Brandon Barker and Ivory of Las Cruses, N.M.; eight great grandchildren, Lexia and Jackson Cooper, Emily, Lori Ann, and Allen Sanders, Sutton Ray, and Hayley and Beau Barker.

Pallbearers were Fred Flowers, Phil Key, Mickey Gilbert, Bill Slaughter, Kris Brinson, and Dr. Elbert Franklin.

Honorary bearers were Bobby Sanders, Benton Ray and Dennis McNeil.

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